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Mullen seeks to end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

February 3, 2010
Admiral Mike Mullen

Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, (right) talks with Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley, U.S. Army Accessions Command, 10th Mountain Division, at the 110th Army-Navy game in 2009. (Danny Wild/USMA)

Today was a big day for gay rights in America as two of the nation’s top defense figures, Admiral Mike Mullen and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, both voiced their support to end the longtime “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prohibits openly gay Americans from serving in the military.

The policy is actually one set by Congress, not the Army or any specific branch. More here from the New York Times >>

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